(February 2021) Darkness to Light highlighted our prevention work through a newly published case study. The study focuses on our transition to adult-focused education to prevent child sexual abuse. The Memphis CAC was one of seven organizations highlighted worldwide. Read the case study here.
Works of Heart on WKNO-FM 91.1's Checking on the Arts Program
(February 2021) WKNO-FM 91.1 featured our 29th annual Works of Heart virtual art auction twice on their Checking on the Arts program. Host Darel Snodgrass interviewed CAC Development Manager Su Hartline along with artist and committee member Shawn Mathews on February 1. CAC Executive Director Virginia Stallworth and Works of Heart co-chair and artist Murray Riss discussed the art, artists and more with host Kacky Walton on February 4. Listen to Checking on the Arts with Kacky, Virginia and Murray here.
Introducing our New Logo!
(October 2020) A child’s wellbeing is at the center of everything we do.
Our new logo represents the heroes—the Shelby County Child Protection Investigation Team—who come together to protect and nurture the light that shines within each child. Together, with the help of generous donors and volunteers, we work toward safety, healing, and justice for victimized kids.
With help through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, we partnered with Hemline Tailored Brand Strategies to develop our new logo.
Darkness to Light Impact Report Names CAC in Top 5
(June 2020) The newly released Darkness to Light 2019 Impact Report named the Memphis CAC in the top five child sexual abuse prevention organizations worldwide. This is based on total numbers trained last year. Darkness to Light distributes the Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training in over 20 countries. In addition, CAC staffer Keita Cooley was spotlighted as a top facilitator. Learn more here.
Prevention Specialist Megan Banet 2019 Facilitator of the Year
(October 2019) Our prevention specialist Megan Banet was named Facilitator of the Year at the 2019 Darkness to Light IGNITE Conference. To earn this award, Megan trained the most people in the world in Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training. Our other prevention specialist, Keita Cooley, came in at #3 for number of adults trained this year. Out of 4,500 active certified instructors in 20 countries, the CAC prevention team holds the first and third spots for number of adults trained!
Our prevention team has provided Stewards of Children training to over 25,000 Shelby County adults since 2011. This network of adults are equipped to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. You can learn more about Stewards of Children and how to keep kids safe from predators here.